As the summer sun disappears from the Northern Hemisphere, countries like Australia, New Zealand, Asia and South America are the places to visit. How about some alternatives to the usual tourist traps?
You don’t need a pair of Gucci sunglasses, a Burberry bikini and a private yacht to lounge on the sand and bask in the sun on an idyllic island – would you believe that you can take a HI hostel island escape? You’d better believe it! Whether you want a sunny island hostel in Australia or a tranquil Scandinavian island in Europe, our hostels offer affordable, clean and friendly accommodation with the assurances of HI’s quality standards – who needs 5 star resorts or private yachts?
Are you planning to party your way through the summer and rave whilst feeling the sand between your toes? If the answer is yes, then read on. Hostelling International has some of the best beach parties’ locations, where clothing is just optional, music is compulsory and fun is all part of the plan.
If you have over-stretched the budget during the festive season, and are looking for a holiday that all the family can enjoy, without breaking the bank, then HI has some fantastic beach breaks ideal for families, couples and groups on a budget, some of which are brand new for 2013!
Nestled within the 110 million year-old Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation Beach House YHA is situated on seven acres of absolute beachfront, with World Heritage reef and rainforest providing epic front and backyards.
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